Pay when training + being in the fleet

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  1. I have the actual booklet from the RN AFCO, i thought you got payed a basic wage while training?

    Also i was looking at certain jobs, as a warfare specialist you would get payed 13-16k, this is also the same for engineer jobs, surely engineer like jobs would be at a higher pay?

    Is the 13-16k just when you start of as a leading hand? if so how much does it increase as you work up the ranks ?

    Just a couple questions i was wondering about.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  2. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Whats a leading head?
  3. Come on!!!

    Obvious innit!

    First bog in the toilet block!!!!
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  4. It's the one nearest St Levans
  5. ment hand, my phone must have changed it.
  6. Erm, you don't start off as a Leading Hand.

    Some people manage a whole career without ever even achieving the rate of confirmed Leading Hand. But they're fat losers.
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  7. Anyone we know Guzz ;-P
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  8. Have you checked this?
  9. Info sheet from the Navy's website
  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Starting pay, for all branches, after all deductions (Income Tax, National insurance, Food, Accommodation, Council Tax) is about £840 (ish) per month during the first six months. £14, 145 Gross per annum

    Pay rises after 6 months to £17,265, and increases incrementally at today's rates on the anniversary of this increase, as follows: £'s 17,736, 18,207, 19,779, 20,832, 21,442, eventually reaching 24,230 after 9 years if you are not promoted before then.

    If promoted to Leading Head/Hand/Knees and Toes (Knees and toes, knees and toes) you slide onto the next higher rate on the incremental scales for that rate, which are £26,405 rising to £33,182 over 7 incremental rises, depending on branch.

    You also get an annual 'cost of living' pay rise and the incremental scales are also revised annually by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body who issue this " reet rivettin' read":

    Another thrilling read is the Joint Service Publication (JSP) number 752, not to be confused with PC McGarry number 452, which covers additional allowances. JSP 752 can be downloaded on the RAF website.
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  11. Made oi larf that did :D
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  12. **** me 33k as a leading hand!!
    I think I was only about that level when they let me go in 2000 as a CPOMEA !
    What does a chief tiff make nowadays?
  13. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    RR,A CPOMEA (or CPOET to give him his modern title) at level 7 is on around 41K, not the huge amount you'd think compared to a JR's wage.
  14. I will hopefully be in next year as a diver and i'm sure i read on here that there is extra pay when you qualify from diver training, is this right and how long does it take?
  15. Is that all pft should have gone submariner, I wouldn't get out of my bed in the morning for that ;op
  16. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Nice seeing the pay rates for Jolly Jack Tar, but going back to the originals question, I had not realised that we still had a Fleet!
  17. In the 90's I recall that it was renamed "Flotilla". Nice to see it back as a "Fleet". But where is\are this large number of ships that constitute this "fleet" ....?
  18. Its all in the link posted by Ninja.
  19. Interesting read the pay document... Couldn't get my head around most of it though.

    I've applied as a ET ME(SM) should I assume that if I qualify as a Submariner that the SP that I would get would be at the bottom end of the scale or is it dependant on your job on the Submarine rather than the amount of experience you have?
  20. Thanks, down loaded and digested, loads of good info there and answered a number of future questions, cheers.
    I've got my diver assesment in january, if i pass what sort of time scale is it between passing and joining. Seem to remember september being mentioned at my first afco meeting

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